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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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2,048 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,048
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 175
Gots: 221 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Original name was "Velvet Merkin", but name was changed when it began to be bottled in 2010.

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(Beer added by: largadeer on 11-13-2008)
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MrPlayboy, Mar 19, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

on tap in pint glass at B.R.C. in Houston

L: black; clear black-amber up to light; 1-inch tan head, nice and thick; not much stick or lace

S: oak; charred wood; salty; molasses; coffee ... the very astringent kind (almost sour beans)

T: smoky oak wood; pecan/nuts; brown sugar; raisins ... coffee

F: solid but lightweight and very drinkable

O: pretty good with just a hint of the alcohol showing through; it came off as closer to raisins with loads of oak-wood notes for me -- others in my party immediately said "coffee". none of us detected any chocolate, so it's just a bit darker than other oatmeal stouts but still very much in line with the style.

Premo88, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

outoffocus, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

scxcrunner, Mar 18, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/9/14. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a: Black with clear ruby highlights when seen through light. Inch tall tan head receded slowly to even surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Black coffee and dark malt, strong enough to make me cough when I inhale.

t: Smooth dark malt, black coffee and chocolate notes. Some hop bite balances the brew. Bittersweet finish.

m: Light to medium, "velvety" smooth. Hint of wateriness.

o: A flavorful and easy-drinking stout.

scotorum, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 12oz bottle dated 01/09/14.

Black with some light coming through at the edges. A beautiful tan head. Surprisingly interesting aromas with lots of depth from the malts including toasted oatmeal, biscuits, nuts and cookies. That follows through in the flavor as well. Very interesting and complex for a relatively small beer. A light and airy mouthfeel.

What a great beer!

GJ40, Mar 13, 2014
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.